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THOMPSON BEATS BLOOMBERG IN BROOKLYN AS ALL BROOKLYN GOP CANDIDATES LOSE IN STUNNING DEFEAT; CHAIRMAN EATON MUST NOW RESIGN

November 4, 2009

There were those that doubted whether the inadequacies and failures of the Brooklyn GOP were true. There were those that stood by the party establishment and said “it can’t be that bad!”

After tonight, that all changes.

It is beyond doubt now that the Brooklyn GOP is broken and ineffective.

Atlas has crunched the numbers in Brooklyn, and it is clear from the results of the election that absolutely no Brooklyn GOP-backed candidate–not even Mayor Bloomberg!–won in Brooklyn.

Let’s go right to the numbers:

Brooklyn Borough President:

Marty Markowitz (Dem) 84.87%

Marc D’Ottavio (GOP) 13.24%

NYC Comptroller:

John Liu (Dem)             75.97%

Joseph Mendola (GOP) 19.30%

NYC Public Advocate:

Bill De Blasio 76.86%

Alex Zablocki 17.93%

39th City Council District:

Bradford Lander (Dem) 69.68%

Joe Nardiello (GOP) 16.65%

42nd City Council District:

Vincent Gentile (Dem) 59.73%

Bob Capano (GOP) 40.27%

46th City Council District:

Lewis Fidler (Dem) 79.23%

Gene Berardelli (GOP) 19.46%

AND MOST IMPORTANTLY:

William Thompson 53.4%

Michael Bloomberg 46.6%

(These numbers do not count the 60th Assembly District, which does not change the outcome of a Thompson victory. That means, if Brooklyn were still its own city, Bloomberg would not be mayor of it)

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The King and His DukeI have to say, Atlas warned that such failure was imminent. Now, it is crystal clear that the party establishment, “led” by failed Brooklyn GOP Chairman Craig “The Duke of Bay Ridge” Eaton, is not capable of winning any elections at all, aside from its grotesque alienation and divisive attitude toward fellow Republicans.

It should come as no suprise that the party was unable to assist its candidates–not even Bloomberg–in attaining victory.

As we reported recently, the party has suffered from a serious Shore Road syndrome (and you thought Swine Flu was bad), benefiting only those organizations and charities in the vicinity of the leadership’s local homes and districts.

Hank Rearden wrote:

The evidence is clear that the Brooklyn GOP and its Chairman, Craig “The Duke of Bay Ridge” Eaton, have benefited only organizations that are in Bay Ridge or that have a connection to The Duke or his Golden Prince, Sen. Martin Golden.

Moreover, I personally reported to you that the party leadership was not interested in holding pre-election events in any place BUT Bay Ridge.

The Bay Ridge Cabal scheduled absolutely NO EVENTS in areas other than Bay Ridge, which demonstrated that the Brooklyn GOP did not have any intention of fighting for the entirety of its other candidates.

And nevertheless, even with all their concentration in Bay Ridge, their Bay Ridge candidate for City Council, Bob Capano, lost by around twenty percentage points.

Elsewhere, disaster and failure were met.

Atlas recalls the words of 44th Assembly District candidate Yvette Velázquez Bennett, who, in a letter to the executive committee of the party, held The Duke accountable for the failures of our party, stating Eaton’s “arrogance far exceeds his wisdom, and it is tearing our party asunder.”

Such arrogance and self-centeredness by concentrating on his home district and no others!

And so he threw all of the party’s eggs in one basket, and what did the Brooklyn GOP get as a result?

Nothing.

Absolutely nothing.

Enough is enough. Brooklyn GOP leadership: Move aside. Step down. You’re time is over.

Chairman Eaton: you must resign. It is now clear you cannot run this party. Accept responsibility for your failures and step down.

Let the call for fresh leadership ring true throughout Brooklyn!

We call on all borough reformers to forsake current Brooklyn GOP leadership immediately and call for change!

You have NOTHING to fear! The Brooklyn GOP is POWERLESS and DEAD!

Do everything you can with all deliberate speed.

Form new organizations and join other organizations with a reformist message!

Form blogs of your own, whether they be Brooklyn-wide or local in scope. Get your message out there!

Challenge the party establishment!

If the party has not come to your neighborhood, reach out and create your own Republican clubs and bases to detract from the party establishment!

They cannot succeed. YOU CAN. Reject failure and embrace the future of this party.

It belongs to you.

Now take it back.

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39 Comments
  1. Craig Beaten permalink
    November 4, 2009 3:13 am

    A script of Craig Eaton, Bob Capano, and Russell Gallo after Bob Loses his race:

    Craig: Bob, you failed the party. You failed. It’s your fault. I didn’t want to see you before–espacially after those EXPLETIVE Atlas Shruggers EVALUATED YOU FOR MY JOB!!!!!!!!–but even more so now!

    Bob: But, uh, Craig, I poured out my life to this party. I’ve been a good little acolyte. I’ve followed the code! I did what the party leaders said–

    Craig: Not enough. You know, I did MORE than you did when I was running for office, you scum.

    Bob: –Uh, Craig, you never ran for office…

    (Cricket Cricket Cricket)

    Craig: Russell!!!!!!!! TAKE THIS GUY OUT OF MY SIGHT!!!

    Russell: Yessir!!!!!!!!!!

    Craig: Oh, and by the way, Russell, I don’t think the party will be requiring your services anymore.

    Russell: What?! Why?!

    Craig: Because–YOU FAILED!!!!!! IT’S YOUR FAULT, TOO!!!!!!!!

    Russell: But Craig…after all I…the things I did……….for you–

    Craig: IT’S OVER!!!!!!!!

    Russell: But, I insulted women for you…I supported your failed chairmanship for a second term……I bent over backwards……..I even commented on that Atlas blog–

    Craig: DON’T MENTION THOSE PUNKS TO ME!!!!!!

    Russell: I did so many things I’m ashamed of—-JUST FOR YOU, and now you’re just throwing me away????????

    Craig: ……..

    Craig: Uh, YES.

    Russell: (Cries while holding Capano in a headlock)

    Bob: You see, this is how the party treats us–like crap.

    Craig: You DON’T GET IT–YOU’RE EXPENDABLE. I DON’T ANY OF NEED YOU.

    Russell: (Sobbing) But–Craig–there’s–no one left–but people–like–us–

    Craig: I don’t care!!!!! I DON’T CARE!!!!!!! IF IT’S JUST ME AND MARTY, THAT’S FINE!!!!! WE’RE ALL THAT MATTER IN THE GOP ANYWAY. NOW GET OUT YOU FAILURES!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Gerry permalink
      November 4, 2009 7:33 pm

      LOL I love this!

  2. LOST PROBATION permalink
    November 4, 2009 8:51 am

    Sing to London Bridge

    Brooklyn Reps are falling down
    Falling down
    Brooklyn Reps are falling down
    Get out Craig

    Take the key and lock him up
    Lock him up
    Take the key and lock him up
    Good Bye Marty

    • Gerry permalink
      November 4, 2009 7:33 pm

      This is great!

  3. BROOKLYN REFORMER permalink
    November 4, 2009 10:30 am

    Ladies and Gentlemen, the proof is in the pudding:

    EVERY GOP CANDIDATE IN BROOKLYN LOST!

    Capano is a shill, Marty is a Democrat, Gene and Joe were fooled, Alex and Joe were snubbed,and Bloomberg paid his bill.

    RESIGN NOW CRAIG EATON!!! ONLY YOU ARE TO BLAME!
    THIS IS ALL YOUR FAULT YOU ARROGANT &*@*!!

    STEP DOWN STEP ASIDE AND GET LOST!

  4. Atlas Shrugger permalink
    November 4, 2009 10:41 am

    I must respectfully agree with Atlas that Chairman Eaton has overstayed his welcome. He has failed and should move aside for new leadership to step in.

    He has hurt the party and divided it. He cannot motivate fellow GOPers.

    If the party wants to succeed in 2010 and beyond, it will take a new leader to do so.

    Do what’s best for the party, Mr. Chairman, and step down.

  5. Hustle Shallow permalink
    November 4, 2009 10:42 am

    When I saw Capano campaign “manager” Gallo commenting on this blog so much up until the election, I knew the end was near for him.

    Bye bye, losers.

  6. Marcus Tullius Cicero permalink
    November 4, 2009 11:43 am

    Vincent Gentile Has Easy Win in Council Race

    http://www.urbanelephants.com/index.php/myblog/Vincent-Gentile-Has-Easy-Win-in-Council-Race.html

  7. Octavia permalink
    November 4, 2009 11:50 am

    At least there won’t be a fourth term.

    http://youreadisgrace.blogspot.com/

  8. Young GOP Kid permalink
    November 4, 2009 12:53 pm

    What a clear sign that the Brooklyn GOP has no power whatsoever!

  9. Gerry permalink
    November 4, 2009 1:04 pm

    It’s over for the Brooklyn GOP establishment!

  10. Sexy Republicana permalink
    November 4, 2009 1:06 pm

    This is devastating! It’s crushing!

    And yet somehow…..why is it that I feel strangely at peace? lol 😉

    • SEXIER REPUBLICANA permalink
      November 4, 2009 1:08 pm

      Because it reached a climax sister!

  11. upset county committee member permalink
    November 4, 2009 2:07 pm

    craig must leave now

    • Abraham from Park Slope permalink
      November 4, 2009 7:35 pm

      I concur. Mr. Chairman, please call a special meeting of the Executive Committee and step down. A new election should be called for. New year’s elections are too important to lose, I’m afraid.

      It’s nothing personal. It’s merely good politics.

      Be graceful in defeat and do what’s best for the party.

  12. Joe Topper permalink
    November 4, 2009 11:15 pm

    The chairman NEVER HAS and NEVER WILL do what is best for the party.
    It is obvious that he is a self-serving, egotistical SOB.
    A man like Eaton would never have the class, grace or good sense to step down. He is not a good leader, HE IS A LOSER

  13. CLORELLA DIVINE permalink
    November 4, 2009 11:19 pm

    Now Now my little pretties…
    Don’t pay attention to the man behind the curtain.

  14. Bob Stadler permalink
    March 15, 2010 1:49 pm

    Will Craig Eaton be marcing this year with the Mayor in the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan?

    Or, since the 2009 mayoral election is over, will Chairman Eaton still be needed by the Mayor?

    Flashback to one year ago, March 18, 2009

    “Brooklyn’s Craig Eaton, who broke ranks with his fellow GOP county chairs and endorsed Mayor Bloomberg’s re-election bid earlier this month, landed a primo location during yesterday’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade – right next to Hizzoner.”

    http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/dailypolitics/2009/03/eatons-place-of-pride.html

    Question: is the Brooklyn better off or worse off now since Craig A.Eaton became KCRC Chairman in 2007?

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